Belief in Astrology?Does Astrology(fortune-telling) work or is it bogus?Is life-happenings and behaviour determined by stars or zodiac? I think it is more towards bogus than real..And it works more...

Belief in Astrology?Does Astrology(fortune-telling) work or is it bogus?

Is life-happenings and behaviour determined by stars or zodiac?

I think it is more towards bogus than real..

And it works more by human insecurities and fears..Mostly people with superstitious beliefs believe in such things.

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megan-bright | (Level 1) Associate Educator

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I believe astronomy may have an influence on certain characterisitcs of human behavior, such as (for example) Libras being indecisive in general. However there are always exceptions, but I do think there may be some correlation there. Overall, I believe that what is happening in the world is not influenced by anything dealing with astronomy, but simply the environmental influences and the conscious decisions of people.

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litteacher8 | High School Teacher | (Level 3) Distinguished Educator

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Sometimes it seems like astrology is silly, but my philosophy is that we never know. I never make fun of the beliefs of others. Everyone has to do what makes him or her happy. After all, most religions have customs or beliefs that seem silly when analyzed factually. Why should we give astronomy any greater scrutiny?
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Lori Steinbach | High School Teacher | (Level 3) Distinguished Educator

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I place no credence in astrology or fortune-tellling. Sometimes people act under the influence of such predictions which makes them appear accurate; however, too many of these psychic or astral predictions seem to be conveniently generic enough to suit anyone in any circumstance.

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mwestwood | College Teacher | (Level 3) Distinguished Educator

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Perhaps coincidentally, there are so often people whose personality traits parallel those stated for their zodiac signs.  While there is clearly an influence of the full moon upon animals who seem to derive energy from this phenomenon, and people, too, sense more energy on nights of full moons, one wonders if the moon is not the only celestial influence.

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larrygates | College Teacher | (Level 1) Educator Emeritus

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I think it is completely bogus. Most zodiac readings tend to be vague enough that the prognosticator can claim accuracy and/or the person affected can be convinced (possibly by himself) that the reading was true. Clairvoyance is a matter for which I hold the greatest skepticism. People have attempted to read the future since time immemorial, largely without success. Zodiac readings can be entertaining, in fact I read my horoscope every day. Having read it, I forget about it and go about my day as I planned it. I have yet to see any connection to the days events and the position of the stars on the date of my birth or any day thereafter.

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pohnpei397 | College Teacher | (Level 3) Distinguished Educator

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I don't even think that it is "more toward" bogus.  I do not believe that the position of the stars when you were born can possibly have any relevance to your life.  The one thing I would ask anyone who believes in such things is what they think the mechanism is by which the stars impact a person.  What force could possibly connect the position of the stars to a person's life?  To my way of thinking, it is a complete fraud.

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